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Spread your Creative Wings ATBs | Pluckingdaisies.com #StencilGirl #Sizzix #TheATB

Hi there friends!  Hope everyone had a joyous holiday!  I’m working my way getting back to blogging and prepping for CHA…whew!  I have a fun ATB technique tutorial featuring the fabulous Peacock Feather stencil from Stencil girl you all loved so much.  This was the most commented on block from the “Spread your creative wings” […]

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Hope is a thing with Feathers... |Pluckingdaisies.com #BCA #Clearsnap #MixedMedia #Zentangle

Hello hello, I have a very special mixed media project to share with you today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  My friend Jen Goode has just released a Hope Rollograph jumbo stamp wheel with Clearsnap.  She put together a fantastic blog hop featuring the new stamp, printables and fabulous prizes!   I have a printable of my […]

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The Creative Box {SNAP! Swap}

Hello crafty ones!  A few weeks ago my girl Johnnie and I organized a fun little Thrift Store/Stash Swap as a fun “Get to Know you Exercise” before the SNAP! Conference.  What’s SNAP! you ask?   It’s a conference designed with Creatives and DIY’ers in mind!  In one week I will be attending SNAP! and […]

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Art Journal Pop-up Book

by Amy Bowerman

Art Journal Pop-up Book | Pluckingdaisies.com #RangerInk #Tutorial

Ah Art Journaling.  It’s just plain FUN isn’t it?   Since I have run out of pages in my Octopode Factory Storybook/Art Journal I’ve been going back over previous pages trying to find creative ways to add text and interactive features.  My latest obsession has been movable parts.  Even in adulthood I can’t resist a […]

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Create a Plant Stand from an Old Lamp Pluckingdaisies.com

  My husband brought this awesome lamp home the other day.  A former co-worker had left for a new job and abandoned it.  Once he got it home we discovered WHY it had been  abandoned.  It doesn’t work.  Bummer.  Instead of junking it I put my thinking cap on to figure out a way to […]

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Interactive Art Journal with Paper Dolls Pluckingdaisies.com

I’ve been going back through the pages of The Octopode Factory storybook/Art Journal and trying to find creative ways to add the text of the actual story.  The last page I completed was interactive with movable parts.  I really liked how it turned out and the kids I have read it to enjoyed the interactive […]

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Interactive Art Journal Page

I must say that the third time IS the charm when it comes to The Octopode Factory Storybook.  The Rainbow Connection page was one of my favorite art journal pages  I have created on this journey.  Since I decided to make the journal pages first and add the story in later I’ve really had to […]

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Crazy for Daisy Crafts

by Amy Bowerman

Plucking Daisies Shrink Plastic Twitter Necklace

It’s no secret that I am crazy for daisies.  With a name like “Plucking Daisies”  how can you not be?  As you may know I just got back from a fabulous weekend at BlogHer12.  Tomorrow I will be sharing some pics and links to all the awesome bloggers I met  but today I want to […]

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Brightest Crayon in the Box Centerpiece

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old broken crayons?  Or whether or not to recycle burned out lightbulbs?  Yeah…me too!  I also struggle with wanting to come up with a unique gift when inspiration eludes me. This happened about a week ago when I was scratching my head on how to make […]

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Comic Book Cuff Bracelet

by Amy Bowerman

Comic Book Cuff Bracelet

I’m totally geeking out over my latest project!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and I hope you will too :)  Come check it out and then I’ll show you how to make one yourself. The Octopode Factory just released these awesome Avengers images.   My last attempt at creating an Octopode Factory Charm Bracelet  worked out […]

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